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Sanguk Kim

D.M.A. Student

A Korean composer Sanguk Kim writes various types of music based on his Korean traditional heritage. He has widened his activities not only concert music, but also music collaborated with film, dance, and theater.

In his twelfth year, he started studying Korean traditional music majoring in Geomungo, a Korean traditional instrument. He draws much of his inspiration from this experience. He has represented his music with prominent Korean traditional musicians. His one of the representative piece 'Flow' won a Korean Music Project in 2010, and was performed in Symphony Space, New York City in 2011.

Including the film 'Banja-jun,' he has worked for animations, plays, musicals as a composer and music director. 'Goghs,' a collaboration of drawing art and musical theatre, has been played successfully since 2011 in Seoul, Korea.

He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Korean National University of Arts with Junil Kang and Junhee Lim, Now he is pursuing Master of Music in composition at Mannes College The New School of Music with David Loeb. He is studying at UC Santa Cruz for his doctoral degree since fall 2015.

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Education and Training: 
M.M., Mannes College The New School of Music, New York
B. Traditional Korean Music, Korean National University of Arts, Seoul